14 May Port Stephens/Dungog Council merger
A review of the proposed Port Stephens/Dungog Council merger has begun with public submissions now open.
As with the previous two merger proposals, Dungog/Gloucester and Dungog/Maitland you are able to have your say by making a submission. This can be done by going to the Council Boundary Review Website or by mail to GPO Box 5341Sydney NSW 2001. Submissions on the merger will be accepted until 5pm on Sunday, June 26.
It was confirmed on Thursday last that the Dungog and Gloucester councils will not merge. Instead, Gloucester, Greater Taree and Great Lakes councils will merge into a Mid-Coast Council.
Public inquiries into the Port Stephens-Dungog proposal have been scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 at Wests Diggers RSL Club in Nelson Bay (12 noon – 4pm) and Raymond Terrace Bowling Club (7pm – 10pm), and Thursday 9 June at the Dungog Memorial RSL Club (7pm – 10pm). Members of the public who would like to speak at the public inquiry are requested to indicate that they wish to do so when they register to attend. For more information contact 1300 813 020 or visit https://olg.councilboundaryreview.nsw.gov.au
We are pleased to advise that the next Dungog District Chamber of Commerce dinner networking evening will be held on Thursday 23rd June, 2016 at Settlers Arms, Dungog at 6.30.
Leading up the 2016 Federal Election we will be joined by Dr David Gillespie MP, Federal Member for Lyne, Julie Lyford OAM, the Greens Candidate for Lyne and Peter Alley, Labor Candidate for Lyne. This will be a great opportunity to meet the candidates in an informal atmosphere. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting Colleen Duffy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our monthly networking evenings and social events, usually hosted by DDCC members and featuring a guest speaker, offer an ideal platform for meeting, discussing and promoting business service and products.
If you are not a member of the DDCC and wish to find out more about membership, I can be contacted on 4992 1441. For any business owner, especially a small business owner, being part of the local Chamber of Commerce can be an invaluable asset to your business growth. In addition, as Chamber Alliance members through the NSW and Hunter Business Chambers, members are also able to receive a number of added benefits free of charge.